Swiss-Chinese Dispute Resolution Forum (Shanghai / Beijing)

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), one of the leading international associations of arbitration practitioners, together with the China Overseas Development Agency and the Shanghai International Arbitration Center have the pleasure to invite you to the:

Swiss-Chinese Dispute Resolution Forum

What the China-Switzerland Free Trade Agreement and Switzerland’s Arbitration Hub can offer to Chinese Companies

to be held on

12-13 May 2015 in Shanghai, and

15-16 May 2015 in Beijing .

Commerce between China and Switzerland is at an all-time high and is only set to continue its increase, especially in light of the Free Trade Agreement that came into force last year. Switzerland represents a unique opportunity for outbound Chinese investment, not only as its own market but as a gateway to Europe. In addition, Switzerland also represents a unique dispute resolution forum. Its legal system and its long- standing traditions of neutrality and dispute resolution make it the ideal choice as a seat of arbitration for agreements between Chinese and European (or other) parties.

This event is supported by several world renowned institutions, including the ICC International Court of Arbitration, CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport), WIPO, Swiss Chamber’s Arbitration Institutions, and will feature prominent personalities from the Swiss and Chinese diplomatic, commercial and legal world, including HE Jean-Jacques De Dardel, Ambassador of Switzerland in China, Mr. Alain Graf, Head of Swiss Business Hub China, Embassy of Switzerland, and Mr. Bernhard Meyer, Vice President of the ASA.

It will take place over two days:

Day one: Public Seminar: 12 May 2015 (Shanghai), 15 May 2015(Beijing)

The first day will focus on the trade relationship between Switzerland and China and how Chinese companies can make use of the FTA to promote their commercial relationship and investment in Europe. This day is open to companies and legal practitioners and is free of charge.

Day two: Workshops for Practitioners: 13 May 2015 (Shanghai), 16 May 2015 (Beijing)

The second day will consist in practice workshops for legal professionals during which renown Swiss practitioners will share their experience and know-how with a select group Chinese legal practitioners.

This day is open to legal practitioners on invitation only.

Book your seat now, as the number of places is limited. Fill out the registration form attached and send it to

For those who are interested in the Workshops for Practitioners, please send your CV together with the registration form to

Feel free to contact should you have any questions.

Click here to download the invitation and registration form.